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Brenkacs Gypsy Ensemble - Two Hungarian Folk Tunes From 1924




The Brenkacs Gypsy Ensemble ("Brenkacs Ciganyzenekara") perform two Hungarian folk tunes in the soulful Hallgato style in this recording made in New York circa April of 1924, "Muskatlis Ablakom" ("The Geranium In My Window") and "Magas Jegenyefan Sarga Rigo Feszek" ("In The Tall Poplar Is An Oriole's Nest"). From the original 78rpm disk.


Source Columbia 10024-F digitized by old78collector

Reviews

Reviewer: Jijina - - May 11, 2014
Subject: Great!
... with a clear, crisp sound!
Reviewer: Seeker0131 - - February 26, 2014
Subject: Great Grandfathers
My Great-Grandfather is Geza Duna, and I am the grandson of Raymond Duna. I was doing a whole bunch of research today (because I'm a curious person), and finding out a little bit more about our lineage.

Our families who immigrated here from Hungary in the early 1900's were the first look Americans had come to know about gypsies, and we shattered their perception of what a Gypsy (Roma) really is.

It is unfortunate the amount of persecution that our ancestors had to over come, only to be letting our heritage be forgotten. I can't let that happen.

I'm going to start a path that I should have taken a long time ago. Path that I have always felt deep in my heart, but never pursued. Thank you for reintroducing me to the music that I grew up know, and wish all of those who commented here a blessing to continue their families tradition.

God Bless,
Geza
Reviewer: gypsyviolins - - November 7, 2011
Subject: go to gypsyviolins.com to see who they are
My grandfather was the cimbalom player Louis Ballog, bass player was Geza Duna, viola player was Albert Balog, second violin was Rudy Rigo, go to www.gypsyviolins.com to see more about these Gypsies and others.
Reviewer: sciwriter - - January 2, 2011
Subject: Great music
I enjoyed listening. Thanks.
Reviewer: rclacey - - January 2, 2011
Subject: GREAT RECORDING
I am sure that my 2 great grandfathers are also on this recording. John Lacey/bass and Albert Balog/ Viola If anyone has anymore recording please email me @ lacey4203@sbcglobal.net
Reviewer: Rob Brenkacs - - September 13, 2010
Subject: WOW!
What beautiful music, and what a treat for me to hear is, as it is my Great-Grandfather!
I have a very old album of his at home, but no turntable, and serious doubts of the playability of the record anyway!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to whomever uploaded this. You really put a smile on my face.
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